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GR80’s 19th May


1982 – Queen released their 10th studio album Hot Space . The album was less popular with fans as it had more disco, funk, rhythm & blues, dance & pop music on the album. Q magazine listed Hot Space as one of the top fifteen albums “where great rock acts lost the plot”. However, it did produce this duet with David Bowie – Under Pressure!

1986 – Peter Gabriel released his fifth studio album SO. Often considered his best and most accessible album, So was an immediate commercial success. The album’s lead single, “Sledgehammer”, won a record of nine MTV Video Music Awards.

Elton John – Wrap Her Up
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
The Kane Gang – Closest Thing To Heaven
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract
Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain
Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia
Joy Division – Atmosphere
The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
Five Star – Rain Or Shine
Donna Summer – Dinner With Gershwin
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Van Halen – Jump
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
The Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
Amazulu – Montego Bay
Dexys Midnight Runners – Dance Stance
George Harrison – All Those Years Ago
Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
Bananarama – I Want You Back
E.L.O. – Hold On Tight
Tears For Fears – Mad World
The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
Deacon Blue – Wages Day
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Misfit

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